News & Updates

Black History Month Step Show at Palace on Sunday

Feb 14, 2020

Sixteen years ago, around 10 dance troupes took the stage at the Palace Theatre and rocked the building with pride, bouncing athleticism, rhythmic power and undiluted joy. The occasion: the first-ever Black History Month Step Show. But it was hardly the last.

The City of Albany Launches 2019 Cash For Coats Drive at Palace Theatre

Oct 04, 2019

In partnership with the Palace Theatre, Lodge’s Department Store, and the Albany School District, the drive collects cash donations to purchase new winter clothing items for Albany kids in need.

Palace Theatre To Premiere James Franco's "The Pretenders"

Sep 09, 2019

Life imitates deadly art as French New Wave obsessed film student Terry (Jack Kilmer) and his best friend, the smooth talking Phil (Shameik Moore) are both seduced by mysterious actress Catherine (Jane Levy). The longer they know each other, the more they realize they don’t truly know the real Catherine. After years of sex, betrayal, and collateral damage, the three careen into a lifestyle that leaves one of them fighting for their life.

Filming for THE PRETENDERS took place in 2016 throughout Albany and the Capital Region including the Palace Theatre.

Palace Theatre Welcomes Over 1,500 for 2nd Annual Community Block Party

Aug 27, 2019

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, the Palace Performing Arts Center (in cooperation with Price Chopper / Market32, MVP Health Care, Hot 99.1FM and local neighborhood associations) hosted the 2nd annual Palace Theatre Community Block Party. The weather was beautiful for the duration of the event, allowing all of the festivities to go on outside of the theatre. 

Palace To Hold 2nd Annual Community Block Party

Aug 13, 2019

The Palace Performing Arts Center, in cooperation with Price Chopper/Market 32, MVP Health Care, HOT 99.1and our local neighborhood associations is pleased to present the 2ndAnnual Palace Theatre Community Block Party. This Saturday, August 17 from Noon to 4PM, the area around the Palace Theatre will be filled with music, family friendly activities, vendors, community organizations, food trucks & more.

Palace Announces 5th Annual Free Summer Movie Series

June 17, 2019

On June 17th, the Palace Theatre announced their annual Summer in the City Movie Series for 2019. A press conference was held in the lobby of the historic Theatre to inform the public about this free family movie series that is now on its 5th year. Interim Executive Director of the Palace Theatre Billy Piskutz was joined by Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan, SEFCU Chief Community Officer Kathy Lanni, and Albany Med Senior Vice President for Development and Communications Molly Nichol to speak about the positive impact this free program has on the children and families in the local community.

Palace Performing Arts Center Announces New Chairman of the Board

Jan 16, 2019

January 4, 2019 - ALBANY, NY: The Palace Performing Arts Center (PPAC) today announced changes to its Board of Directors. Stephen Baboulis has been named as the Chairman of the Board, succeeding Alan Goldberg who steps down after a long and successful tenure. Mr. Goldberg will remain on the board as Chairman Emeritus. Additionally, Dr. John Bennett has been named as Vice Chairman and Jeffrey Stone as Treasurer.

Palace Theatre and Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) partner to provide Albany Ambassadors at Palace Theatre Events

Nov 29, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. — Thanks to a generous donation from the Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, the Palace Theatre and the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless are pleased to bring the Albany Ambassadors program downtown for Palace Theatre events beginning with the November 30th performance by Jason Mraz and Toca Rivera.